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Kings of Elymais, Kamnaskires III & Queen Anzaze, Seleukeia on Hedyphon, Silver Tetradracm, c82-72BC, SCARCE

 

 

 

Obverse: Conjoined busts of Kamnaskires III, diademed and draped bust and wearing long beard and torque, and Anzaze, draped and wearing stephane and necklace, left; anchor symbol to right 

Reverse: Zeus-Belos enthroned left, holding Nike, standing right and holding palm fronds, in outstretched right hand and scepter in left; MAKEΔΩN to inner, BAΣIΛEΩΣ KAMNΣKIROY KAI BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ ANZAZHΣ around, date in exergue

Grade: AEF/F corrosion to reverse, a very scarce coin. 

26.5mm, 14.63g. Ref: Alram454

Note: Normally selling at £700+!

SOLD

Thessaly, Skotussa, Silver Drachm, Horse/Grain, 465-460BC

Obverse: Forepart of horse running left

Reverse: Grain seed in incuse square

18mm, 6.10g

Ref: SNG Cop 250

Grade: VF+ flan crack, very rare

Prov: Ex, Roma, previously Gutekust Collection

 

 

£900 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

Cilicia, Kelenderis, Silver Stater, Dismounting Rider, 430-420BC

Obverse: Nude youth, holding whip, dismounting from horse rearing to left, Π below horse

Reverse: Goat kneeling to left, KEΛE, branch with ivy leaves and berries above

Ref: SNG von Aulock 5620

10.8g, 21mm 

Grade: VF, nicely toned 

Prov: from the Michael Higley Collection

 

£350 (P&P FREEto UK, other locations please ask)

Thessaly, Thessalian League, Silver Stater, Zeus/Athena, c2nd to 1stC BC

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus, right

Reverse: ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN - ΦΙΛΩΝstar and IΠΠOΛOXOΣ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield on her left arm (magistrates Philon and Hippolochos)

Ref: BDC Thessaly II 869.2

22mm, 5.10g

Grade: VF

£270 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Calabria, Tarentum, Silver Didrachm, Youth On Horseback/Dolphin,

c3rd Century BC

 

 

 

Obverse: Youth seated on horse, walking right, crowning horse; groundline below on which stand two urns

Reverse: Taras seated on dolphin, left, holding kanthros and trident, TARAS below, B to right

Grade: VF+, very scarce variety with urns on groundline, dark toning and well centred, comes with old ticket

19.5mm, 5.67g

Ref: S363var

 

£400 (P&P FREE to UK other locations please ask first)

Sicily, Kamarina (Camarina) Silver Litra, Nike Over Swan/Athena,

480-400BC

 

 

 

Obverse: Nike flying left above a swan; all in an olive wreath

 

Reverse: Athena standing on the left, helmeted, holding a long javelin in her right hand; in front of her, at her feet, a shield

Grade: Typically this coin is slightly off centre and rarely in good state, this is a reasonable example of a rare coin.

13mm, 0.67g

 

 £150 (P&P FREE to UK other locations please ask)

Attica, Athens, Athena/Owl Silver Tetradrachm 'New Style' 157-156BC

 

 

Obverse: Head of Athena Parthenos, right, wearing triple-crested helmet

Reverse: Owl standing, right, head facing on prostrate amphora, tripod brazier left, legend AOE, POLE-MON, ALKE-THS and DHMH (magistrates names Polemon, Alketes and Demetrios) either side; all within olive wreath

Grade: VF, RARE

Prov: Ex TimeLine Auctions, previously a UK collection

16.7g, 29mm        

£580 SOLD

Thrace, Istros, AR Obol (or Quarter Drachm or Stater) Two Male Heads/Sea-Eagle & Dolphin, BC400-350 

 

 

 

 

Obverse: Two male heads facing, side by side, the right inverted

Reverse: IΣTΡIH above sea-eagle, left, on dolphin, AΠ monogram below

10mm, 0.87g

Grade: VF for type

Ref: S1670

 

 

£120 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Attica, Athens, Classic Silver Tetradrachm, c449-413BC, Athena/Owl

 

 

 

Obverse: Head of Athena, right, wearing creasted Attic helmet (visible) older version oval eyes 

Reverse: Owl standing, right, olive sprig and crescent behind with AOE all in an incuse square.

24mm, 17.06g

Grade: VF for type, contemporary graffiti to right of field possibly a Greek letter?   

Prov: Ex British private collection

Ref: S2526

 

£900   (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

Sicily, Syracuse, Silver Tetradrachm, Second Democracy, Charioteer/Arethusa, c460-440 BC

 

 

Obverse: Charioteer walking horse drawn chariot, holding reins in each hand, Nike above, flying right, holding wreath; ketos below

Reverse: Head of Arethusa right, hair twisted and bound into a chgnon at nape, wearing beaded headband, earring an pearl necklace, four dolphins around, ?ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙ-O-N

24mm, 17.09g

Grade: Very fine

Ref: B530, SNG ANS 169var

 

 

£1,300 SOLD

 

Lucania, Velia, Silver Stater (Didrachm), 400-340 BC

 

 

 

Obverse: Head of Athena left, wearing crested helmet ornamented with griffin

Reverse: Lion advancing, right, flying owl above, YEΛHTΩN in exergue

7.2g, 21mm

Grade: Very fine, lustrous but with die fault

Ref: HN Italy 1281, Williams244

 

£360 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask)

Calabria, Tarentum, Silver Drachm, 302-281BC

Obverse: Head of Athena left, wearing crested helmet ornamented with Skylla hurling a rock, EY below

Reverse: Owl facing standing on thunderbolt with wings open; ΣΩ upwards to right, [ΔIO] beneath thunderbolt, [TAPANTINΩN]

3.10g, 16mm

Grade: Extremely fine

Ref: HN Italy 1018

 

£600 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask)

Ancient Greek, Cilicia, Tarsos, Silver Stater, Balakros, 333-323 BCE, Athena

Balakros was the satrap of Cilicia under Alexander III (the Great). 

Obverse: Facing bust of Athena, draped, wearing triple-crested helmet and necklace

10.83g, 25mm

Grade: Very Fine, interesting test cut.
Reverse: Baaltars seated left on throne, torso facing, holding lotus-tipped sceptre in right hand, left hand holding chlamys at the waist; grain stalk and bunch of grapes to left, ivy leaf above B to right, monogram beneath throne. 
Prov: Ex a private UK collection, previously Roma Numismatics.
 
£540 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

Macedonia as a Roman Province. A Greatly Historical Coin Exhibiting Two Languages. Aesillas as Quaestor, Silver Tetradrachm, 95-70BC

Obv: Head of Alexander the Great, right, with horn of Ammon and flowing hair, MAKEΔ[ONΩN] beneath, Θ behind

 

Rev: Money-chest (cista or fiscus), club and chair, AESILLAS and Q  above, within olive-wreath

14.083g, 28mm

Ref: SNG Cop 1330

Grade: VF, slight weakness to lower edge

Note: A remarkable coin produced by the Romans to appeal to the Macedonians. Both Greek and Latin are displayed, and the power of Rome is also demonstrated with the tax collectors name and tools of his trade on the reverse! This coin could be equally shown on the Roman or Alexander pages!

 

£370  (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Cilicia, Soloi, Balakros, Satrap of Cilicia, Silver Stater, 361-334BC

Obverse: Baaltars seated left on throne, torso facing, holding lotus-tipped sceptre in right hand, left hand holding chlamys at his waist; grain ear and grape bunch to left, monogram below throne indicating Soloi mint. 

Reverse: Draped bust of Athena facing slightly left, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet and necklace. 

 

24mm,10.99g

Grade: VF despite heavy test cut.

 

 

£200 (+P&P)

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